When the 2021 Toyota Sienna was the subject of a virtual showcase at the end of the spring of this Covid year, we learned that the model had several new things in store for consumers, including hybridity and all-wheel drive.
However, other features also caught the attention of potential buyers, namely a built-in mini-fridge and a vacuum system on some variants. Those with these items on their wishlist for the new Sienna, however, will have to wait.
A Toyota spokesperson revealed that the two components will not be available at the Sienna’s launch due to an issue with suppliers. The Motor Trend website spokesperson succinctly said, “Availability has to be determined.”
Toyota still plans to ship the first Sienna models to dealerships by the end of the year. The refrigerator and vacuum system will eventually be available on board, but it is not known when exactly that will happen.
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The Honda Odyssey was the first in its class to offer an integrated vacuum cleaner. This was in 2014. Today, this feature is offered by FCA (Fiat Chrysler Automobiles) with the Chrysler Pacifica. Toyota wanted to make the vacuum cleaner a standard feature on the Limited version and the refrigerator an automatic feature with the top-of-the-range Platinum model.
These are small details, but it is important that the consumer is informed. If the Sienna was on your list and you are interested in these features, please check with your Toyota dealer to see when they will be available.